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IPL 2020: Jason Roy pulls out of the tournament; Daniel Sams to replace

  • The much-awaited 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) will get underway from September 19, with the final to take place on November 10.
  • Due to the rise in the number of coronavirus cases in India, the tournament was delayed and has now been moved out of the country.
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Jason Roy to miss Pakistan T20Is due to side strain

  • Jason Roy, England’s star top-order batsman, has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan due to a side strain.
  • The series gets underway on Friday, August 28 and all the games will take place at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
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IPL 2020: BCCI mulling dividing the T20 league into two legs

  • The 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start on September 19, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to release the schedule for the T20 tournament.
  • The reason is that Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have separate protocols regarding the massive coronavirus outbreak that has rocked the entire world in the last few months.
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Once I retire, I would pick up the phone in just half-a-ring: MS Dhoni once told RP Singh

  • The only captain to have lifted all the ICC World Cup Trophies, MS Dhoni has been one down to earth and low profile person in real life.
  • While other big names from the game were involved in endorsement deals, and several chat shows during the lockdown, captain cool maintained his utmost privacy at his Ranchi farmhouse.
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IPL 2020: KKR and MI upset; have to serve additional 7 days quarantine period

  • All the franchises have already landed in UAE a few days back and are undergoing a mandatory quarantine period as per BCCI’s safety protocols.
  • Having to bear long quarantine periods and rounds of testing, here is one more sad news for Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Ashok Dinda receives NOC from CAB; free to play for any other state

  • The Bengal right-arm pacer Ashok Dinda was going through a rough patch after he was dropped by the state for Ranji Trophy 2019-20 match against Andhra Pradesh.
  • It was reported that Bengal cricketer took offence when coach, Ranadeb Bose was having a “private conversation” with the captain, Abhimanyu Easwaran.
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Need MS Dhoni’s calmness and Virat Kohli’s aggression to be successful: Irfan Pathan

  • In the last few years, the Indian cricket team has turned themselves into one of the best and strong lineups across the world.
  • There has been a cut-throat competition to get placed in the playing XI of Men in Blue either in limited-overs or Test team.
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Here is why MS Dhoni was not inducted into ICC Hall of Fame this year

  • MS Dhoni shook the cricket world and fans by drawing curtains on his illustrious international career on 15th August through a simple Instagram post.
  • Right after the news spread like a wildfire, congratulatory messages and posts started raining in full flow.
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